Pronunciation: soo ma TRIP tan
Brand: Imitrex, Imitrex Nasal, Onzetra Xsail, Tosymra
25 mg, round, white, imprinted with M, S4
50 mg, round, white, imprinted with M, S7
100 mg, round, white, imprinted with M, S12
100 mg, capsule, white, imprinted with RDY, 293
25 mg, round, white, imprinted with RI 61
50 mg, round, white, imprinted with RI 62
100 mg, oval, white, imprinted with RB97
100 mg, triangular, pink, imprinted with IMITEX 100, LOGO
100 mg, triangular, pink, imprinted with IMITREX, 100
25 mg, round, white, imprinted with I, 25
50 mg, triangular, white, imprinted with IMITREX 50, LOGO
50 mg, triangular, white, imprinted with IMITREX, 50
100 mg, oblong, pink, imprinted with 93, 224
25 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with 93, 222
50 mg, oblong, white, imprinted with 93, 223
You should not use this medicine if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart problems, certain heart rhythm disorders, a history of heart attack or stroke, or circulation problems that cause a lack of blood supply within the body.
Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.
Do not use sumatriptan within 24 hours before or after using any other migraine headache medicine.
Sumatriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Sumatriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms.
Sumatriptan is used to treat migraine headaches in adults. Sumatriptan will only treat a headache. This medicine will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks.
Sumatriptan should not be used to treat a common tension headache or a headache that causes loss of movement on one side of your body. Use this medicine only if your condition has been confirmed by a doctor as migraine headaches.
Sumatriptan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use sumatriptan if you are allergic to it, or if you have ever had:
Do not use sumatriptan if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.
Be sure your doctor knows if you also take stimulant medicine, opioid medicine, herbal products, or medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson's disease, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. These medicines may interact with sumatriptan and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
You should not breastfeed within 12 hours after using sumatriptan. If you use a breast pump during this time, throw out any milk you collect. Do not feed it to your baby.
Sumatriptan is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
Use sumatriptan as soon as you notice headache symptoms. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
You may receive your first dose in a hospital or clinic setting to quickly treat any serious side effects.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
Take a sumatriptan tablet whole with a full glass of water. Do not split the tablet.
Do not take a sumatriptan nosepiece capsule by mouth. It is for use only in the nasal inhaler device provided with this medicine.
After using sumatriptan: If your headache does not completely go away, or goes away and comes back, use a second dose if it has been at least 2 hours since your first dose.
Never use more than your recommended dose. Overuse of migraine headache medicine can make headaches worse. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your migraine attacks.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if you have more than 4 headaches in one month (30 days).
Store sumatriptan at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Do not store in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include tremors, skin redness in your arms or legs, weakness, loss of coordination, breathing problems, blue-colored lips or fingernails, vision problems, or a seizure (convulsions).
Do not use sumatriptan within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using sumatriptan and call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially any type of antidepressant.
Other drugs may affect sumatriptan, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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